5 ways to support education during the pandemic

Hero imageBy Rotary Voices staff

The COVID-19 crisis has created significant challenges in education. Developing remote learning plans and using new technology compounds the already complex task of teaching children and achieving the desired educational outcomes. Rotarians are quick to want to help, but not all responses have the same kind of impact. Read these suggestions for Rotary clubs wanting to support education sustainably through a global grant project.

  1. Always start with a community assessment.
    Meet with community leaders, parents, teachers, and students to learn what initiatives are already in place and what the community is capable of and willing to support.
  2. Don’t reinvent what already exists.
    After you’ve determined if other organizations, particularly governments, are addressing the problem, coordinate your efforts with them to complement their approach.
  3. Prepare and equip teachers.
    Teachers need to be supported and trained before they can embrace alternatives to in-person school that are dictated by physical distancing, such as remote learning plans.
  4. Focus on the long term.
    It’s tempting to want to fix a problem immediately. But sustainable solutions take time to develop and implement.
  5. Communicate with regional grants officers.
    Many education efforts involve components beyond the basic education and literacy area of focus. Connecting with Rotary’s grants officers will ensure that efforts across multiple areas of focus are concentrated on a comprehensive solution.

Facing the challenges of COVID-19, Rotary clubs and partner organizations are finding new ways to support access to education. Read more


7 thoughts on “5 ways to support education during the pandemic

  1. Rotary has continued to support the needy,in the most difficult times.which is a good thing to, Serving Above Self,
    The Rotary club of Makindye West Kampala, Ugandan is in the process of constructing a vacational school for the orphanage,at Kyasira home of Hope,and we are calling upon Welwishers for financial assistance.


  2. Our Rotary club and our family helped one young Ugandan to receive a good education. He then got a good job and started to build schools. With almost 500 students, having had primary, now he is building secondary levels. Many must stay in dorms because families are too far to commute. They need electricity and plumbing. How can Rotary help?


  3. Our Rotary club supports this blended learning as a new normal approach to basic education program


  4. Pingback: 5 ways to support education during the pandemic | Rotary Club - AIRC

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